Chasing Orcæ

Coastal Currents / Wednesday, Nov. 6, 2013

Local whale chaser Jeff Jacobsen dishes on these exceptionally intelligent animals.

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Draft Transportation Safety Plan for Eureka

Happy Trails / Tuesday, Nov. 5, 2013

Cliff and Emily talk with Melinda Ciarabellini, Dan Moody and Sheila Parrott about the Draft Transportation Safety Plan for the city of Eureka and the award of Bronze Bicycle Friendly City.

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Karen Diemer & The Bay Trail & Ridge Trail

Happy Trails / Tuesday, Oct. 29, 2013

Cliff and Emily talk with Karen Diemer about the Coastal Commission, CalTrans and the progress of the Arcata to Eureka Bay Trail. Progress on the Arcata Ridge Trail is also discussed.

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Humboldt Trails Roundup

Happy Trails / Tuesday, Oct. 22, 2013

Cliff and Emily talk about where things stand with trails projects here in Humboldt County. Also the Rails To Trails Conservancy has a new guide for Rails With Trials and a large study regarding their safety. Plus a roundup of all other trails activities.

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Lost Coast/King Range Usage Reduction

Coastal Currents / Wednesday, Oct. 16, 2013

Coastal Currents presents a one-sided discussion (thanks a lot, gov't shutdown) about the BLM's proposed rules for the wild and windy King Range. If you wanted to, say, spend three weeks on the Lost Coast, listen up. Wes Smith of Surfrider explains.

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Little River Trail Meeting

Happy Trails / Tuesday, Oct. 15, 2013

Cliff and Emily talk with Josh Levine with the RCAA about the Little River Trail and the potential expansion of the Hammond Trail across little river. There will be an outdoor public meeting tomorrow afternoon at 5:30 a the northern Little River State Beach Parking Lot. Public input is encouraged during this feasibility studying stage.

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Walk to School Day

Happy Trails / Tuesday, Oct. 8, 2013

Cliff and Emily talk with Melanie Williams about Walk to School Day events throughout the county as well as Pedestrian and Bide Education in the schools.

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Bizz Johnson Trail & Rails to Trails Festival

Happy Trails / Tuesday, Oct. 1, 2013

Cliff and Emily talk with Louise Jensen of the Lassen Land and Trails Trust about the Bike Lassen Initiate the Bizz Johnson Trail & Rails to Trails Festival. The Bizz Johnson is the longest and oldest Rail Trail in California. On October 12 in Susanville they will celebrate the Rails to Trails Festival. Lassen has an extensive and well used trail system. All detailed in this interview.

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The Bills

Live at KHUM / Friday, Sept. 27, 2013

Canada's finest Americana band discuss playing in a supermarket, Swedes, and also play really good.

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New 3 Foot Passing Law

Happy Trails / Tuesday, Sept. 24, 2013

Cliff and Emily talk with Bill Burton about the new 3 foot passing law just signed into law by Governor Brown. This was the 3rd attempt at getting this law passed. It is already law in about 21 other states. The bill in essence states that there must be at least 3 feet between a motor vehicle and a cyclist before it can pass the cyclist. Although this is a common sense law, it has be met with much controversy from the motoring public.

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Coastal Commission & The Bay Trail Pedestrian Signals for the Blind

Happy Trails / Tuesday, Sept. 17, 2013

Cliff talks with Emily about the Coastal Commission's decision regarding Caltrans 101 safety corridor plans that now must include a trail to move forward. Also a discussion with Doug Rose, Humboldt Council for the Blind and accessible pedestrian signals.

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McKinleyville Recreation & Trails

Happy Trails / Tuesday, Sept. 10, 2013

Cliff and Emily with Jens Anderson of the McKinleyville Community Serves District Parks & Recreation Division about their recent Bike Rodeo, their trails in Hiller Park and other recreational activities. An update is also given about Arcata's failed bid for a Tiger Grant and what the next steps will be. Also a reminder about the Coastal Commission meeting coming up this Thursday, 8am in the Wharfinger Building along with several other important meetings this week.

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Arcata vs. Plastic Bags

Coastal Currents / Wednesday, Sept. 4, 2013

Arcata is about to pour less garbage into the Pacific, maybe.

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The Bay Trail With Caltrans and HCAOG

Happy Trails / Tuesday, Sept. 3, 2013

Cliff and Emily talk with Kim Floyd and Mark Suchanek of Caltrans and Marcella Clem of HCAOG about the Bay Trail project, where we are now, and possibilities for the future. With the 101 Safety Corridor improvement project pending approval from the Coastal Commission, further partnership between Caltrans, HCAOG and the NCRA are becoming more of a real possibility. Further, the proposed Bay Trail may become a necessity in order for the corridor improvements to go forward. Caltrans is also working on improving bike safety on the existing corridor by narrowing the driving lanes, widening the shoulder to 10 feet and coloring it red. All this and more a discussed.

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A Talk With Richard Marks

Happy Trails / Tuesday, Aug. 27, 2013

Cliff and Emily talk with Richard Marks of The Harbor District and the NCRA. Trails around the bay, the pulp mill decommissioning and the possibility of the NCRA, Caltrans and The Harbor District all working together for a Bay Trail.

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